Mina Cohn was born in Israel and now lives in Ottawa. Mina is married and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. A graduate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a BA in Archaeology and Jewish History, she continued her postgraduate studies in Canada at the University of Manitoba and at the University of Ottawa. Mina is a part-time professor at the Department of Religion at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is a past co-chair of the Ottawa chapter of Best of Hebrew U and the chair of the Shoah Committee of the Ottawa Jewish Federation.